EVENT|AFRICAN STREET STYLE FESTIVAL@SHOREDITCH CHURCH 24TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFRICAN STREET STYLE FESTIVAL@SHOREDITCH CHURCH 24TH JUNE 2016

Event|African Street Style Festival@Shoreditch Church 24th June 2016                                         The third African Street Style Festival @streetwithstyle took place on a balmy weekend in Shoreditch, centred around Arnold Circus. Promoted by Shoreditch based- Soboye Fashion @samsonsoboye, Calvert Street and Arnold Circus was well and truly Africanised over the weekend with African themed clothing stalls run by the likes of Soboye, @ContinentClo and @OpenTheGate_ and Ghanaian food served by @GhanaKitchen! There was a fashion parade…

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|INAUGURAL AFROSHOOT EVENT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016 Afroshoot @Afroshoot  is a platform created with the mission to celebrate the work of photographers from Africa or of African descent whose pictures of Africa and Africans and the world as a whole are of an AfriKan-centred vision and a direct repudiation of mainstream media images of Africa, thus creating a different vision, narrative and perspective of Africa. The creation of Lisa Aissaoui and Tiffany Kamagate, who have been supported by the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies…

Blog Love | Afro-Synth

Blog Love | Afro-Synth

HAPPY 2014 Folks! If it’s in synths you trust then you might be interested in this blog we recently came across. Afrosynth is a blog run by DJ Okapi and started in 2009 and showcases a nice collection of South African bubblegum disco from the 80s and early 90s. It is an extensive library collection that covers the popular American-influenced genre known as bubblegum or disco, as well as kwaito, jazz, reggae, mbaqanga and maskandi incorporating some music from other African countries too. A treasure trove for anyone interested in…

African Tunes you should not live without | Pt 10

African Tunes you should not live without | Pt 10

Mythical band Super Mama Djombo were already a big act even before they had recorded a single song. Formed in the 1960’s in Guinea Bissau and politically conscious, Super Mama Djombo played during undercover war of independence meetings. In 1974 Guinea Bissau became independent and the band was linked to the President, Luis Cabral often playing at the presidents live speeches. Festival is the title song of the second out of five LPs taken from the band’s only record session in Lisbon, in 1979. It was reissued a few years…

The world is both grotesque and biutiful

The world is both grotesque and biutiful

African Thoughts: The world is both grotesque and biutiful Review By Perivi John Katjavivi Biutiful is a film from acclaimed Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu. His work often explores tragic characters in desperate situations and divergent narratives. Along with the works of Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, he has helped create a renaissance in Mexican film. The three of them perhaps owe their unique bodies of work to the rich lineage of exceptional Latin American writers, such Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jorge Luis Borges, who provided them with ideas…

Ill Skillz pay the billz

Ill Skillz pay the billz

I wasn’t the only one with a bopping head – beaming pride – front row at the Bassline Stage of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on Saturday March 31st. Looking around I caught the smiles of others who’ve witnessed the Ill Skillz crew hustle hard and come up on Cape Town’s streets. I recollect the days when Macho (MC) and Nick Knucklez ( DJ) made up the rest of the then four Man outfit alongside Jimmy Flexx (Macav)and Tommy Jinnx (Uno). Featuring regularly on lineups on the local circuit….